NASCAR driver Joey Logano comments on Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott
Rather famously, Chase Elliott and Kevin Harvick got into each other on track and off at Bristol Motor Speedway. A week later, the two drivers traded media comments ahead of the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Las Vegas isn’t the type of track where you’re likely to see any type of blood boil. But, Martinsville Speedway is just ahead and is the championship race at the short track of Phoenix Raceway.
Joey Logano has 14 years of experience at the NASCAR Cup Series level. He has a championship belt but he might remember the one’s he lost a bit more.
Logano was famously taken out by Matt Kenseth at Martinsville Speedway. That’s a situation that Logano later said might have cost him the championship.
Joey Logano comments on Chase Elliottt and Kevin Harvick.
“As far as the whole Chase and Harvick thing, I am not a horse in this race,” Logano said in a Wednesday media availability.
“So I can be out of that one. I can see both sides of the story, though. If there’s one thing I think we all can probably agree on watching it back is that I’d be mad on either side of it.”
“I’d be nervous. I’d be maybe a little nervous about the situation, you know, depending on who goes on to the next round or not,” Logano said. “It could really affect how things go.”
“I feel like I’ve learned a lot of lessons in this sport. Some have cost me a lot. That might be one that really cost me a lot. So, you know, they get smarter every year, but you know I think we all handle things differently after going through things in the past.
Logano on trading comments
Ahead of Las Vegas, Kevin Harvick stated the the conversation with Elliott was similar to speaking with his 9-ear-old son Keelan.
Logano said, “I was surprised, I’ll tell you that much, I was surprised hearing the comments. I thought they were humorous, though — pretty entertaining for us.”
“Games are played every day, I believe so.”
I believe when you’re out there racing for a win, it’s a battle from every standpoint, whether it’s on track or off track, I believe sometimes it’s a battle. And that ratchets up. Kevin has been known to be that guy at times. I think how many times he’s made little comments to me, you know, and that seems to ratchet up as the intensity picks up.”
“I feel like he may think it’s a tool in his box that he can use, and you know, it may be successful for him. It’s probably why he does it, maybe he finds it works. Maybe he finds it works for him as much as hurting somebody else. I can’t answer those questions.”